Method & Madness Rye and Malt
Score: 6 out of 10
The team at the Midleton Micro Distillery set out to make a crisp, spicy whiskey with this one and I'd say they very much succeeded. It's fresh, vibrant and zingy with the high rye content making itself known in a pretty pronounced way. The bourbon cask maturation means that the distillate is let to speak for itself.
It's not terribly complex at this age with the profile to me being essentially, spicy, cereal driven and herbal. It will be fun to see how this develops after 8 or 10 years and hopefully there is enough stock to allow that to happen.
While this is a solid dram it is pretty pricey and for that reason I don't think I'd make a repeat purchase. Just shy of £100 for a 5 year old whiskey is a lot in anyone's money.